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What does Dougherty mean?

Dougherty Pronunciation of Dougherty [dougher-ty] as a name for boys means "harmful". Dougherty is a variant form of Doherty (Irish, Gaelic): surname.


2 related forms via Doherty: Docherty and Douherty.

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Middle name pairings:
Dougherty Raheem (D.R.), ..

How popular is Dougherty?

Dougherty is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#829 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Dougherty has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dougherty name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dougherty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dagbert and Diggery. Like Dougherty, these names are not frequently used.